Award winning actor Mel Gibson, will receive the Hollywood Director Award at the 20th annual Hollywood Film Awards, scheduled to hold on Nov. 6 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, United States.
Gibson would be honoured in the heat of his new movie “Hacksaw Ridge”, which appeared to be his first directorial effort in 10 years.
The film, starring Andrew Garfield in the true story of Desmond T. Doss, an Army medic and conscientious objector who displayed heroism in the Battle of Okinawa, would be released to cinemas and theatres two days before the ceremony by Lionsgate Entertainment.
Gibson won the Best Director Oscar in 1996 for “Braveheart” and has seen critical acclaim for “Hacksaw Ridge,” the tale of Army medic Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who served during the Battle of Okinawa and ended up winning the Medal of Honor despite not firing a shot.
Hacksaw Ridge would feature Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington and Sam Neill.
The film opened to raves at the Venice Film Festival with a 10-minute standing ovation following the films premiere with the reviews to match.
Gibson had also been seen on screen recently starring in the action thriller Blood Father.
His other notable films include 1995’s Braveheart, 2006’s Apocalypto and 2004’s box-office hit, “The Passion of the Christ.”
Past honourees of the Hollywood Director Award include Tom Hooper, David O. Russell, Oliver Stone, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese and John Schlesinger, among others.
Eddie Murphy would be honoured too with the marquee Hollywood Career Achievement Award.
Notable actors including Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Nicole Kidman and Tom Ford would also receive the Hollywood Film Awards.
The prizes would be handed at an awards ceremony to be hosted by James Corden.
The Hollywood Film Awards, is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary.